I’ve been home for a couple of days now after the CFIC and I’ve had time to digest everything that happened during the course. It’s safe to say that the eight days of CFIC were tough. Really, really, tough. I’m not just talking about the physical aspects; but the mental. The GIC is an amazing instructor course, but it wasn’t really eye-opening for me. Sure I learned a ton of new stuff and I do recommend it for anyone who wishes to become an instructor in the system. But the CFIC brought me to a whole new level of fighting and developed me on every level. I feel like a different fighter, different instructor and maybe even a different person. I thought of the CFIC as a destination at first. You know, the course you go to, learn a ton a new stuff and come back with an even bigger toolbox. While that may be partly true, the course was more of a stairway to another floor or dimension. While I’m sure my toolbox contains some more tools after the course; I came back with a new understanding of things. I still have a lot, a lot, to learn. But I feel that I’m seeing my path more clearly now. Both Jovan and Eyal helped me to discover new things about myself which I need to pursue, and I will. In due time. So in conclusion, the CFIC is a must for anyone who wants to go further down the rabbit hole. Anyone who wishes to evolve, not just in Krav Maga; but in fighting and personal development in general. The funny thing is, I’m already planning to take the course again in the future. When I’m ready for it and when I’ve worked on the things I need to work on right now. You’re not always going to like what you hear during the course. But if you’re ready to step out of your comfort zone, it will raise you to a whole other level.
Now, on to something else. New beginnings! Just before I left for the CFIC, I decided to shut my school down. I don’t know if you guys remember, but a while back I actually wrote that starting a school was never my plan, it just happened. Well, it wasn’t working out – so I decided to move on and join some of my fellow instructors at Göteborgs Krav Maga-klubb. It’s one of the three KMG schools that we have here in Gothenburg, and I’m humbled and honored to be working with them. They all welcomed me with open arms and I intend to give them and the students every ounce of knowledge that I bring to the table. If you’re ever in town (with a KMG passport), let me know and you’re more than welcome to join us. Until next time. Stay tuned, stay strong.